Koeman refusing to panic, but admits he’s worried about results

Date published: Saturday 12th December 2015 7:36

Ronald Koeman: Felt performance deserved better result

Ronald Koeman: Felt performance deserved better result

Ronald Koeman insists Southampton deserved more from their defeat at Crystal Palace – and admits he’s growing concerned about their recent form.

The 1-0 defeat at Selhurst Park leaves Southampton without a win and with only a solitary draw from their past five games, and while Koeman insisted he remains unconcerned about their performances and that they deserved more from the game, he said their results have become a problem.

“I’m worried about results,” he said. “I’m not worried about how we play football.

“If we don’t create chances we need to be very worried. We are disappointed about the final result, I am not disappointed about the team.

“We worked hard, we did everything, the wind was (affecting) our football, but it was a fighting game, and that makes it more difficult.

“If we keep this level then the three points will come. I don’t doubt that.

“It was very difficult to play our football in the wind. It makes it difficult for both teams.

“Crystal Palace is a team who played a little bit more direct than Southampton and maybe that was the reason we had some difficulties in the beginning.

“After that we controlled the game, we had a good chance, a good header. The second half we played well, we dominated the game.

“Paulo (Gazzaniga, Southampton’s goalkeeper) had some good saves. Both goalkeepers deserved a win (with) the performances they showed, and the goalkeeper of Crystal Palace maybe a little bit more because the header of (Steven) Davis and the last one, the header of Shane (Long).

“That’s the reason I think we deserved one point.”

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